Slow network transfer

By deanlaing12
May 29, 2012
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  1. Today, I bought an External Hard Drive...WD My Book Live 2TB

    When transfering all my music and films to it... I noticed I was getting a peak transfer speed of 10 MBps

    My BT Infinity Modem can apparently handle up to 1,000 Mbps.

    My math tells me that 1,000 / 8 != 10...

    What is bottle-necking my speed? How can I fix that?

    I am using Ethernet cables to do it all....

    It is not the external Hard drive, it has a built in CPU to help with the speeds and remote cloud access...

    I noticed this problem in the past but haven't a clue...
  2. Doctor John

    Doctor John TS Enthusiast Posts: 204   +15

    I take it that your NIC is set up to transmit data at 1000Mbps, under the Network Connections properties? (apologies in advance if this is ridiculously obvious! ;) )
  3. deanlaing12

    deanlaing12 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 127

    I don't have a clue... how do I check that?

    I get the feeling it's my router thats bottle-necking the connection...

    BT Home Hub 3.0 (Type B)
    Date: 2011-09-12

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